Travel information

By plane to Budapest

You will arrive by plane in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Budapest’s Ferihegy International Airport Terminal 2 has 2 parts, Terminal 2A and Terminal 2B which are adjacent to each other and connected by a short passage.

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The official site of the airport: http://www.bud.hu/english


By airport shuttle from Budapest airport to Szeged

Upon request, the Local Organizing Committee arranges airport shuttle buses between Budapest Airport and Szeged for the participants of the conference during arrival and departure. The shuttle bus will drop you off at your hotel in Szeged. The price per person for a one way ticket is 35 EUR. To book a seat please see the registration form. Please note that in exceptional cases waiting time (maximum 1,5 hour) might occur before departure due to the limited number of shuttle buses. For further information about the shuttle service please contact us: INFO


By train from Budapest or Budapest airport to Szeged

The train from Budapest to Szeged also stops at Budapest’s Ferihegy International Airport. The Airport station is located near Terminal 1, which is a ten minute bus ride from Terminal 2. If you land at terminal 2, you will need to take Airport Bus No. 200 or 200E from Terminal 2 to the station stop, which is called Ferihegyi vasútállomás, Hungarian for “Ferihegyi railway station”.

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You can buy a ticket on the bus from the driver for 450 HF (= about 1.45 EUR). You do not need to have exact change. You can also buy a ticket in advance for 350 HUF (= about 1.1 EUR) at the post office, the newsstand called „Relay”, or BKK Client Point. There is also a ticket vending machine at the bus stop itself. The journey to the stop for the train station takes about 10 minutes.

Bus stops are the following:

  1. Liszt Ferenc Airport Terminal 2
  2. Repülő tér, P+R
  3. Vecsés-nyugat
  4. Repülőtéri Rendőr Igazgatóság
  5. Ferihegyi vasútállomás (the railway station, near Terminal 1, this is where you get off the bus)

To get to the platform to Szeged you need to leave the bus stop and cross the tracks by means of a footbridge. Once on the footbridge, as you approach the other side, you will see a sign for the trains to Cegléd and Szeged.

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              The footbridge.                 The train on this side goes to Szeged.

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                                     The train

Hungarian state railway company MÁV operates a domestic ticket office at the Ferihegy train station every day from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., it is located under the footbridge at the “Szeged” side. In addition, train tickets can also be purchased from the ticket machines located on the platforms. You can use credit or debit cards. Please note, however, that tickets machines only communicate in Hungarian. If you are unable to buy a ticket at the station, you can always purchase one from the conductor for a small surcharge. Tickets for destinations not shown on the ticket machines and supplementary tickets for premium category trains are available from the conductor on board the trains, without a surcharge.

Trains run every hour from 6:13 am till 8:13 pm.

Intercity ticket price with a reserved seat: 4475 HUF for a single, one way ticket (about 15 EUR). You will receive two look-alike tickets, one for your train fare and another for your reserved seat. Once on the train you can sit in your reserved seat or in any free seat. The intercity cars are usually located at the end of the train.

Passenger information display shows:

From: Budapest, Nyugati-pályaudvar
To: Szeged
Travel time: approximately 2 hours

Offer for departing passengers:

As a result of cooperation between MÁV and the Budapest Transport Center, passengers taking the train to the Ferihegy train station can purchase a discount bus ticket for their journey to Terminal 2. Discount bus tickets cost 300 HUF, and are only available together with the train ticket, from ticket offices at railway stations. Discount tickets are only valid between the bus stop next to the Ferihegy train station and Budapest Airport Terminal 2, on bus number 200E (during the daytime) or night bus number 900 (at nighttime). Again, you need to take 200 or 200 E bus from Ferihegyi vasútállomás to Liszt Ferenc Airport Terminal 2 on your return journey.


By car from Budapest to Szeged

The M5 motorway connects Budapest and Szeged. If you use any of the country’s motorways you will need to buy a motorway ticket at any petrol station. Price: 2975 HUF (about 9.6 EUR, good for 10 days). Travel time: 1.5 hrs. To find your way through the city by car, please consult the city map and address finder. If you rent a car, please make sure the rental fee includes the motorway ticket and insurance. There is zero alcohol tolerance for drivers and the maximum speed limit is 130 km/h.

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Rent a car

There are several car rental companies at the Airport and in the city of Budapest. We recommend that you book your rental car prior to arrival. Take direction M5 and Szeged from the airport.


Public transportation in Szeged

You can use the following modes of transportation in Szeged: bus, trolley, tram, taxi. If you take a train to Szeged, you can take the tram that stops in front of the station into the city centre. Tickets may be purchased at the kiosk by the door from which you exit the station (price is 320 HUF, about 1 EUR). You can also walk (about 20 minutes).

You can find further information about public transport in the city here: http://xmap.szkt.hu/

PLEASE NOTE: You can purchase a ticket for public transportation prior to boarding at post offices and kiosks, or you can buy it on board for an extra price, i.e. 400 HUF

IF YOU NEED ANY ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT US: INFO

PLEASE NOTE: The organizers cannot take responsibility for any personal injury, loss, damage, accident to private property or additional expenses incurred as a result of delays or changes in air, rail, sea, road or other services, strikes, sickness, weather, acts of terrorism and any other cause, all participants are encouraged to make their own arrangements for health, travel and cancellation insurance.